Dating game 1960 s photo
The Berlin Games are best remembered for Adolf Hitler’s failed attempt to use them to prove his theories of Aryan racial superiority.As it turned out, the most popular hero of the Games was the African-American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump.
Twenty-five television viewing rooms were set up in the Greater Berlin area, allowing the locals to follow the Games free of charge.
The Berlin Games also became the first to introduce the torch relay, in which a lighted torch is carried from Olympia in Greece to the site of the current Games.
NOCs: 49 Athletes: 3,963 (331 women, 3,632 men) Events: 129 Volunteers: n/a Media: n/a These Games saw the introduction of the torch relay based on an idea by Dr Carl Diem.
This film brought about new perspectives in cinematography and still remains without equal.
Apart from medals, the athletes received a winner's crown and an oak tree in a pot.